The Tax Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2020 was signed into law on Saturday 25th April 2020. The law aims at cushioning the public against the financial effects of Covid-19 pandemic. Wondering when provisions of the Act shall come into force? Section 1 of the Act provides that save for an amendment to section 5(2) of the Value Added Tax Act, 2013, all other provisions of the Act, including on individual rates of tax for various income bands, came into force on the date of assent, which was on Saturday.

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